October 2013

Wed
02
28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 3 – Put the Lid on Oil
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 3 – Put the Lid on Oil
Wednesday, October 2nd
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

In week three, Engine 2 “Cadets” will start choosing foods that contain healthy whole foods fats (avocado, nuts, seeds) in place of those that contain added oils. Eating the whole food (the olive, the almond, or the seed, for example) gives your body the phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and water that calorie-dense, nutrient-poor, processed oils lack. This week’s challenge is to read labels and leave on the shelf any foods that contain extracted and processed fats like olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, or any other oil at all. We’ll also learn new, and not too drastically different, ways of cooking without processed oil, and try some delicious dishes!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
09
28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 4 – All-Gone Plant-Strong!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 4 – All-Gone Plant-Strong!
Wednesday, October 9th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

In week three, Engine 2 “Cadets” will start choosing foods that contain healthy whole foods fats (avocado, nuts, seeds) in place of those that contain added oils. Eating the whole food (the olive, the almond, or the seed, for example) gives your body the phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and water that calorie-dense, nutrient-poor, processed oils lack. This week’s challenge is to read labels and leave on the shelf any foods that contain extracted and processed fats like olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, or any other oil at all. We’ll also learn new, and not too drastically different, ways of cooking without processed oil, and try some delicious dishes!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
10
Healthy Eating Store Tour
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

On the shelves of Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, you’ll find all the “ingredients” of a healthy lifestyle. Link up with the Healthy Eating Store Tour and Camille will show you where to find the wholest whole grains, the most nutrient dense produce, and the healthiest and most flavorful convenience products available. Take the guess work out of healthy eating with the Health Starts Here Store Tour!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421. Meet at the Healthy Eating Station 5 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

 

Deliciously diverse, the wines of South Africa are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the three bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

 
Sat
12
Health Starts At Home - Better Brunch!
12:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Health Starts At Home - Better Brunch!
Saturday, October 12th
12:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Camille invites you to bring the whole fam and learn to make healthy and delicious brunch-ready dishes everyone can create together! Put the kids to work stirring a bowl of fruity whole grain muffin batter! Find out how to blend together a smoothie that tastes sweet and packs a mean green punch. And see how to throw together a dairy free Butternut Squash “Risotto” with a hint of cinnamon – a nutrient-dense dish even the littlest tikes will love! Chefs of all ages are welcome for this monthly class series!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Mon
14
Picnic Basket Picks!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Picnic Basket Picks!
Monday, October 14th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Yes, school is in session and the summer months are behind us. But with the cooler temps, it’s the perfect time to plan a relaxing weekend picnic in the park. Hold the mayo and let Camille show you how to make some healthier salads and snacks with this picnic-ready healthy cooking class! On the menu are Gingery Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers, a Rainbow Soba Salad, and a Creamy Cashew and Butternut Squash Risotto, all perfect seasonal dishes to tuck inside your picnic basket!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
16
28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 5 – Plant-Strong Party Time!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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28-Day Engine 2 Challenge, Week 5 – Plant-Strong Party Time!
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

For all participants who completed the challenge, we’ll have a celebration to share plant-strong recipes, stories, weight loss and health successes, all while chowing down on some delicious and healthful Engine 2 dishes. Challenge participants will receive certificates of completion and we’ll hold a raffle for some of your favorite Engine 2 products and ingredients!    

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
19
Join us for our Store-Wide Fall Festival!
12:00 AM @ Throughout the Store
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Join us for our Store-Wide Fall Festival!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 AM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Although our palm fronds may not change color and the temperatures haven’t quite dipped, we’re welcoming Fall, Miami-style, with all the traditions you know and love! Join us throughout the day to participate in fun events for the entire family, listed below:

 

Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club – Gorgeous Gourds!

12 pm in our Lifestyle Center

Kids can play games, make crafts, and eat healthy snacks as part of October’s Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club! Participants will race to roll their team’s tiny pumpkin across the room – first team to finish wins a prize! Children will then get the chance to make their own “gorgeous gourds;” they’ll decorate real mini-pumpkins with paint, stickers and glitter, giving these funky little plants a world of personality. Finally, kids can sample some healthy fall-friendly smoothies that are easy to re-create at home – for example,  a Cinnamon Toast Smoothie, a Pear and Almond Shake, and a healthy (and spooky) Ghost Juice!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

 

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt!

12 pm – 4 pm Throughout the Store

Attention all pumpkin patch pros! We’re inviting kids to search our store for 50 hidden pumpkins – some will be more obvious than others, so the race is on to see who’s up for the challenge! Once you pick a pumpkin from its secret hiding spot among the boxes of cereal, bunches of carrots, bags of popcorn and other sneaky spots, bring it to Customer Service where we’ll swap your pumpkin for a fun fall prize!

Limit one prize per participant, so only pick one pumpkin! Prizes (and pumpkins) available while supplies last.

 

Try Your Hand at Pumpkin Bowling!

2 pm – 4 pm in the Café

See how we roll when we recreate the typical bowling alley experience right in our own café, with a fun Fall twist! Substitute a pumpkin for a bowling ball and a mighty stack of toilet paper for pins – knock down the entire stack and you’ve got yourself an awesome seasonal gift. While waiting your turn, sample one of Camy’s favorite Fall recipes that you can easily recreate right at home!

No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Team Member Pumpkin Carving Contest!

2 pm – 4 pm in Each Department

It’s an epic throwdown between our department teams to see who can carve the most creative pumpkin within a two-hour time limit! All the action will happen out on the sales floor, and customers are encouraged to vote for their favorite creation at our Customer Service desk. One name will be drawn from the voting box to receive a FREE $50 store gift card, and the winning Team Member will get the most important prize – bragging rights, of course, and temporary ownership of our coveted Throwdown Trophy!

No pre-registration is necessary.

Sat
19
Join us for our Store-Wide Fall Festival!
12:00 AM @ Throughout the Store
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Join us for our Store-Wide Fall Festival!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 AM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Although our palm fronds may not change color and the temperatures haven’t quite dipped, we’re welcoming Fall, Miami-style, with all the traditions you know and love! Join us throughout the day to participate in fun events for the entire family, listed below:

 

Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club – Gorgeous Gourds!

12 pm in our Lifestyle Center

Kids can play games, make crafts, and eat healthy snacks as part of October’s Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club! Participants will race to roll their team’s tiny pumpkin across the room – first team to finish wins a prize! Children will then get the chance to make their own “gorgeous gourds;” they’ll decorate real mini-pumpkins with paint, stickers and glitter, giving these funky little plants a world of personality. Finally, kids can sample some healthy fall-friendly smoothies that are easy to re-create at home – for example,  a Cinnamon Toast Smoothie, a Pear and Almond Shake, and a healthy (and spooky) Ghost Juice!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

 

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt!

12 pm – 4 pm Throughout the Store

Attention all pumpkin patch pros! We’re inviting kids to search our store for 50 hidden pumpkins – some will be more obvious than others, so the race is on to see who’s up for the challenge! Once you pick a pumpkin from its secret hiding spot among the boxes of cereal, bunches of carrots, bags of popcorn and other sneaky spots, bring it to Customer Service where we’ll swap your pumpkin for a fun fall prize!

Limit one prize per participant, so only pick one pumpkin! Prizes (and pumpkins) available while supplies last.

 

Try Your Hand at Pumpkin Bowling!

2 pm – 4 pm in the Café

See how we roll when we recreate the typical bowling alley experience right in our own café, with a fun Fall twist! Substitute a pumpkin for a bowling ball and a mighty stack of toilet paper for pins – knock down the entire stack and you’ve got yourself an awesome seasonal gift. While waiting your turn, sample one of Camy’s favorite Fall recipes that you can easily recreate right at home!

No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Team Member Pumpkin Carving Contest!

2 pm – 4 pm in Each Department

It’s an epic throwdown between our department teams to see who can carve the most creative pumpkin within a two-hour time limit! All the action will happen out on the sales floor, and customers are encouraged to vote for their favorite creation at our Customer Service desk. One name will be drawn from the voting box to receive a FREE $50 store gift card, and the winning Team Member will get the most important prize – bragging rights, of course, and temporary ownership of our coveted Throwdown Trophy!

No pre-registration is necessary.

Sat
19
Healthy Kids Club - Gorgeous Gourds!
12:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Kids Club - Gorgeous Gourds!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Kids can play games, make crafts, and eat healthy snacks as part of October’s Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club! Participants will race to roll their team’s tiny pumpkin across the room – first team to finish wins a prize! Children will then get the chance to make their own “gorgeous gourds;” they’ll decorate real mini-pumpkins with paint, stickers and glitter, giving these funky little plants a world of personality. Finally, kids can sample some healthy fall-friendly smoothies that are easy to re-create at home – for example,  a Cinnamon Toast Smoothie, a Pear and Almond Shake, and a healthy (and spooky) Ghost Juice!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
19
Seasonal Scavenger Hunt!
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Seasonal Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Attention all pumpkin patch pros! We’re inviting kids to search our store for 50 hidden pumpkins – some will be more obvious than others, so the race is on to see who’s up for the challenge! Once you pick a pumpkin from its secret hiding spot among the boxes of cereal, bunches of carrots, bags of popcorn and other sneaky spots, bring it to Customer Service where we’ll swap your pumpkin for a fun fall prize!

Limit one prize per participant, so only pick one pumpkin! Prizes (and pumpkins) available while supplies last.

Sat
19
Try Your Hand at Pumpkin Bowling!
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ In our Cafe
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Try Your Hand at Pumpkin Bowling!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In our Cafe, FREE

See how we roll when we recreate the typical bowling alley experience right in our own café, with a fun Fall twist! Substitute a pumpkin for a bowling ball and a mighty stack of toilet paper for pins – knock down the entire stack and you’ve got yourself an awesome seasonal gift. While waiting your turn, sample one of Camy’s favorite Fall recipes that you can easily recreate right at home!

No pre-registration is necessary.

Sat
19
Team member Pumpkin Carving Contest
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Team member Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, October 19th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

It’s an epic throwdown between our department teams to see who can carve the most creative pumpkin within a two-hour time limit! All the action will happen out on the sales floor, and customers are encouraged to vote for their favorite creation at our Customer Service desk. One name will be drawn from the voting box to receive a FREE $50 store gift card, and the winning Team Member will get the most important prize – bragging rights, of course, and temporary ownership of our coveted Throwdown Trophy!

No pre-registration is necessary.

Mon
21
Falling for Fall Flavors
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Falling for Fall Flavors
Monday, October 21st
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Just because we live in the tropics doesn’t mean we don’t get a hankering for autumn’s classic tastes. In this healthy cooking class, you’ll “fall” in love with a Herbed Pumpkin and Hemp Seed Pesto to serve over your favorite whole grain pasta or fall vegetables. “Squash” your morning hunger with a hot bowl of Pear and Pumpkin Porridge. Try a Hearty Harvest Salad that combines a cornucopia of fall favorites with the nutrient dense greens your body craves. Then round out a delicious meal with a dessert-worthy Apple Pie Smoothie.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
23
It's Kind of a Big Wheel - Welcome to the Coral Gables Cheese Club!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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It's Kind of a Big Wheel - Welcome to the Coral Gables Cheese Club!
Wednesday, October 23rd
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Calling all cheese heads – we want YOU to join our brand-new Cheese Club, where customers are encouraged to provide feedback on their favorite (and even not-so-favorite) varieties! We’ll keep a file of all customer comments on hand so you can remember what you’ve tried, what you liked, and share that feedback with other customers in search of the perfect pairing. Tonight, we’ll be introducing a series of cheeses and asking for your input – we’ll also be glad to sign you up to receive a monthly newsletter on everything new in the cheese world at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
Thursday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Halloween is just a week away... Are you prepared for the onslaught of ghost, goblins and ghouls? We'll be discussing ideas for healthier treats and goodies, and share photos of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and more! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
24
Take a Tour of India with Sanjog Sikand of Sukhi’s Natural Authentic Indian Cuisine!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Take a Tour of India with Sanjog Sikand of Sukhi’s Natural Authentic Indian Cuisine!
Thursday, October 24th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

One of our favorite vendors, Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods was created by celebrated Chef-Teacher Sukhi Singh in 1992. Today, the company produces an incredible array of delicious and authentic prepared items featured in our store! Join Sanjog Sikand of Sukhi’s as she takes us around the world with dishes that celebrate this wonderful and healthy cuisine!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421

Sat
26
Halloween Spook-Tacular Sampling!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Halloween Spook-Tacular Sampling!
Saturday, October 26th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Spook-tacular Sampling!

Saturday, October 26: 12 pm – 2 pm Throughout the Store

Taste your way from department to department as we feature Halloween-themed recipes guaranteed to inspire your upcoming holiday bash! Customers are encouraged to vote for their favorite creation at our Customer Service desk. One name will be drawn from the voting box to receive a FREE $50 store gift card! Feeling lucky? Try our ghostly bean bag toss game in our main entrance – make 2 out of three attempts and a spooky prize is all yours!

No pre-registration is necessary. Limit one prize per participant.

 

Mon
28
Celebrating Healthy-Ween the Whole Foods Way!
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Customer Service Desk
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Celebrating Healthy-Ween the Whole Foods Way!
Monday, October 28th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Customer Service Desk, FREE

Calling all witches, ghosts and ghouls – dress to impress and stop by Customer Service throughout the week. All kids in costume will receive a FREE healthy-ween prize pack!

Limit one prize per participant while supplies last.

Mon
28
Happy Healthy-Ween!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Happy Healthy-Ween!
Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

In this Halloween-themed healthy cooking class, Camille will show you how to whip up some spooky treats that won’t make you scared to step on the scale. Try a “Kelp Brains” pasta bathed in “Beet Blood” coconut curry sauce. We’ll polish off the class with an eerily tasty “Ghost Milk” smoothie that goes great with a bite of raw chocolate Graveyard Cake.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Tue
29
Halloween For Grownups! A Beer Pairing Class
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Halloween For Grownups! A Beer Pairing Class
Tuesday, October 29th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Who said Halloween is just for the kids? Join our Specialty Team Leader, George, as he creates seasonal-inspired cocktails from our very favorite Fall brews, with a focus on all things Pumpkin! There will be spooky snacks to round out the night – costumes not required :)

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
31
A Sweet Treat (No Tricks Necessary!)
12:00 AM @ In our Bakery Department
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A Sweet Treat (No Tricks Necessary!)
Thursday, October 31st
12:00 AM
In our Bakery Department, FREE

Visit our Bakery Department with your little superhero, monster, or pretty princess – kids in costume will receive a FREE Halloween treat!

Limit one treat per participant while supplies last.

Events At Nearby Stores

Wine Club!
Friday, January 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
In Specialty, $10

Wine Club!
Friday, January 9, 6:30-8:30pm • $10
In Specialty
Join us for a special monthly wine club! We meet the second Friday of the month and have over 35 different wines every month for you to taste with light refreshments. Our wine specialist will also be on hand to offer pairing suggestions. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. To reserve your space call 954-392-3500 and stop by customer service to pick up your wine glass and wristband.

Green Smoothie Class
Saturday, January 10th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In the cafe, Free

Green Smoothie Class

Saturday, January 10th at 11am

In the cafe

Join Analia to learn about the alternative to eating your greens - sipping them! Including green smoothies in your routine can offer many benefits to your health.

Green Smoothie Class

Saturday, January 10th at 11am

In the cafe

Engine 2 Challenge
Monday, January 12th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store-wide, Free

Engine 2 Challenge

Engine 2 Registration from December 26th – January 9th

Engine 2 Challenge from January 12 – February 9th

Get Fired Up! Engine 2 is a plan of action for following and sticking to a heart-healthy, body-healthy, and taste-bud-tempting Plant Strong lifestyle. Join us each Friday, January 2nd to February 6th from 5-7pm to learn delicious and easy recipes that will help to increase your overall energy and well-being! Sign up for the 28-Day Engine 2 Challenge at customer service or online at wholefoods.com/engine2 now through January 9th.

Engine 2 Challenge

Engine 2 Registration from December 26th – January 9th